After premiering the powerful “Carnation” in March, Armin Van Buuren and Benno De Goeij have released their newest track, “In Principio,” through their side project Gaia. Unlike Van Buuren’s regular releases, the track speaks to a bygone era of trance enthusiasts by featuring hallmarks of a more true-to-roots sound.
It’s hard for most to imagine that anyone would question Van Buuren’s trance credentials. The “Falling In and Out of Love” producer stands out as the only artist to secure the DJ Mag #1 spot five times, and his A State of Trance radio show reaches thousands upon thousands of listeners. Nonetheless, his Gaia side project aims to satisfy the more discerning tastes of “pure trance” enthusiasts. Donning robes, he and De Goeij play sets that push 140 BPM – a throwback to the days when trance was closer to its stylistic mother genres techno and hardstyle.
Take a listen to Gaia‘s latest release above and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!